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Twisting famous sayings November 19, 2008

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My professor in my CKA class showed us an article from a Dear Abby column that I thought was hilarious and wanted to share. I really got a kick out of some of the things that these fourth graders came up with!



Twisting famous sayings

By: Abigail Van Burren

Syndicated columnist


DEAR ABBY: I teach fourth grade at Westlake Elementary School in Ventura County, Calif. As a fun assignment, I gave the students at the beginning of a list of famous sayings and asked them to provide original endings. Here are examples. -LESLEY VICK


DEAR LESLY VICK: Your students deserve an “A” for originality. Read on:

            The grass is always greener when you leave the sprinkler on.

            A rolling stone plays the guitar.

            A bird in the hand is a real mess.

            No news is no newspaper.

            It’s better to light one candle than to waste electricity.

            It’s always darkest just before I open my eyes.

            You have nothing to fear but homework.

            If you can’t stand the heat, don’t start the fireplace.

            A penny saved is nothing in the real world.

            The squeaking wheels gets annoying.

            We have nothing to fear but our principal.

            To err is human. To eat a muskrat is not.

            I think, therefore I get a headache.

            Laugh and the world laughs with you. Cry, and someone yells, “Shut up!”

            Early to bed and early to rise is first in the bathroom.

            A journey of a thousand miles begins with a blister.

            Don’t count your chickens – it takes too long!


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